I love all of the recipes that can be created from using 1 rotisserie chicken.  For this post on my downsized cooking feature, I want to share a few of those ideas using a chicken.

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These rotissere  chickens are not only convenient, they are inexpensive.  I buy mine at Sam’s and they cost $4.99.  I only use the breast meat and this usually nets about 4 cups of meat.  My husband likes to eat the legs.    I bought this last weekend and made 4 different meals that were enough to feed 2 people.  If you prefer more meat in any of the dishes,  you can still make 3 of the 4 dishes. 

I serve these meals with a salad or vegetable.

When I go to Sam’s, I usually buy 2 of these chickens.  We eat part of it for supper that night and then I make another dish from the remaining meat.  I cut the meat off of the second one and put it in smaller freezer bags for future use.  I like to make chicken salad from the rotisserie chicken but when I do this, I make it while the meat is still warm so that the flavors blend better.  The possibilities of recipes are endless but I want to share some of the comfort foods that I made last weekend.

1 Rotissere Chicken can produce 4 downsized meals. Perfect for 2 people. Inexpensive and delicious.

CREAMED CHICKEN AND BISCUITS                                                                    rotissere chicken, chicken, biscuits
Creamed Chicken and Biscuits
Serves 2
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  1. 2 frozen biscuits, baked
  2. 2 Tablespoons butter
  3. 2 Tablespoons flour
  4. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  6. 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  7. 1/2 cup half and half (or whole milk)
  8. 1/2 can cream of chicken soup
  9. 2-3 drops yellow food coloring
  10. 1 cup rotisserie chicken breast, shredded or cubed
  11. 1 cup prepared mashed potatoes
  1. Melt butter in medium sized saucepan or dutch oven over a medium heat. Add the flour, salt and pepper, whisk together until smooth.
  2. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, half and half, soup and food coloring. (Start with 1 drop and add desired amount). Stir in the chicken. Reduce heat and simmer over a low heat until mixture thickens, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from the heat. Serve with hot biscuits and mashed potatoes.
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CREAMY CHICKEN SPAGHETTI  chicken spaghetti                                                                       

Creamy Chicken Spaghetti
Serves 2
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  1. 1/4 lb thin spaghetti
  2. 1/2 can cream of mushroom soup
  3. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  4. 1 Tablespoon green bell pepper, diced
  5. 1 Tablespoon red bell pepper, diced
  6. 1 Tablespoon sweet onion, diced
  7. 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  8. 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  9. 1 cup chicken broth
  10. 1 cup rotisserie chicken, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 1 1/2 quart baking dish with no stick cooking spray.
  2. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Break spaghetti into 3 pieces and cook about 6 minutes. Drain water and place spaghetti in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the soup, 1/2 cup of cheese, peppers, onion, hot sauce, black pepper, chicken broth, and chicken. Stir all of the ingredients together with large wooden spoon to combine well. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  4. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and serve warm.
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Homestyle Chicken and Noodles
Serves 2
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  1. 1 cup water
  2. 2 -3 cups chicken broth
  3. 6 oz frozen egg noodles
  4. 1 cup rotisserie chicken, cut into small cubes
  5. 1/2 can cream of chicken soup
  6. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  1. Pour the water and 2 cups of chicken broth into a medium size saucepan or dutch oven. Bring to a boil over a high heat.
  2. Stir in the noodles, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Stir frequently.
  3. Stir in the chicken, soup, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to low, cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Continue to stir frequently.
  4. If mixture is too thick, add remaining cup of broth.
  5. Turn off heat and allow the noddles to set for a few hours. (This allows flavors to blend better).
  6. Prior to serving, heat pan slowly, over a low heat and stir frequently.
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Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie
Serves 2
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  1. 1 Tablespoon butter
  2. 1/4 cup celery, diced
  3. 1/4 cup carrots, diced
  4. 1 small potato, diced
  5. 1/4 cup onions, diced
  6. 1 Tablespoon flour
  7. 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  8. 1 cup rotisserie chicken, cut into small cubes
  9. 1/4 cup frozen peas
  10. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  11. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  12. 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  13. 1 (9-inch) refrigerated pie crust
  14. 1/2 teaspoon butter, melted
  15. 1/8-1/4 teaspoon garlic salt (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Spray 2 (1 or 1 1/2 cup) ramekins with no stick cooking spray.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium size saucepan or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the celery, carrots, potato, and onions. Cook until veggies are slightly softened. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables. Stir in the chicken broth and cook until it starts to bubble. Lower heat and stir in the chicken, peas, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Remove pan from the heat and allow to cool to lukewarm.
  3. Roll out pie crust onto flat surface. Cut out 4 equal size circles. Press 1 dough circle into each of the ramekins. Spoon equal amounts of the filling into each ramekin. Top each with remaining pie crust circles and press edges to seal. Cut 3 slits in top of each crust. Brush melted butter on top of crust and sprinkle with garlic salt.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve warm. Makes 2 pot pies.
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  1. These are great ideas! I am definitely going to try them, especially that pot pie! We are finally getting some cooler weather although it is going to be 80 today so next up will be trying that Creamy Chicken Spaghetti! Thanks!!

  2. Oh, I love stretching meals! These are great recipes.
    Btw, just wanted to thank you here too for always being an amazing bloggy friend! (in case the link didn’t work on my post Respect) 🙂 Hope your week is fabulous!

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